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Russia to Slow START until 'next month at the earliest'

December 24, 2010 politisite 0

Didn’t the  Lame Duck congress say ratification was  critical and timing was a priority so Russia could pass it right away?  So why is Russia putting it off until next month or later? Russia’s lower house of parliament on Friday gave preliminary approval to a U.S.-Russian arms treaty, but decided to delay the final vote until next month. The Kremlin-controlled State Duma voted 350-58 to approve the New START treaty […]

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Russia threatens Senate Not to Amend START

December 20, 2010 politisite 0

Russia warned the United States Senate on Monday not to rewrite the new arms control treaty being debated on Capitol Hill as American lawmakers clashed about the politics of ratification in the waning days of the Congressional session. Republican critics of the treaty, known as New Start, offered more amendments to the treaty’s language on verification and launcher limits. But any change to the treaty text would require both countries […]